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Richardson's Geranium - Geranium richardsonii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Very common in mountainous areas in Montana. No identifiable threats.
 
General Description
Perennial. Stems erect, 20–90 cm. Herbage sparsely strigose, glandular in the inflorescence. Leaf blades cordate, orbicular, 3–14 cm wide, cleft nearly to the midvein into 3 to 7 lobed segments. Flowers: sepals 5–10 mm long, bristle-tipped; petals 9–18 mm long, white, purple-veined; fertile stamens 10. Capsule 20–25 mm long including the style column (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
YT south to CA, NM and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 81

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Habitat
Meadows, thickets, moist open forest, woodlands; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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